An Appreciation: Richard B. Brown, Bedford’s First Town Administrator

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Richard B. Brown
Richard B. Brown

Richard B. Brown, Bedford’s first Town Administrator, passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Sun City Center Hospice House in Ruskin, Florida.

The owner and operator of Brown Ambulance Service, Mr. Brown became the first Town Administrator for Bedford, and also served the towns of Amesbury and  Burlington, Massachusetts; Lincoln, New Hampshire; and South Berwick, Maine, in the same capacity.

Mr. Brown also served as State Representative for District 146 in the Maine House of Representatives, and his passion for his work led him to a post-retirement position as York County manager.  He was very passionate about his work as town manager and gave much of himself to improve the lives of all people within the municipalities he managed.

Born in Woburn, Massachusetts, he was the loving son of the late Kenneth and Elta (Burgess) Brown. He graduated from Burlington High School and was the President of the Class of 1960. Later in life he enjoyed traveling, listening to organ music and spending time at Ocean Park beach in Florida.

Mr. Brown is survived by his children Sue Ann Brown, Richard B. Brown Jr. and his wife Sandy, Amy Signorello and her husband Mike, and Kenneth Brown. He is also survived by his sisters Lois Brown and Jane Reily; his brother Phillip Brown; seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and his long time companion Joyce Collins.

Visiting Hours will be from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, April 17, at Cote Funeral Home, 87 James Street, Saco Click for Map and Directions. A Funeral Service will be at 11:00AM Saturday, April 18, 2015, at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco & Biddeford, 60 School Street, Saco Click for Map and Directions. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Saco.

To sign the guestbook or leave condolences go to Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to the Shriners Hospital.

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